Last news ...
ANZAC DAY 2014: Our special 2 Day Tour is now available - Book it now !
FEBRUARY 2014: The new MICHELIN guide book of the Somme Battlefields is now available - Sylvestre is the co-author
AUGUST 2012: inhumation of François Bideau, a ww1 French soldier found in 2012 at La Boisselle by a group of archeologists
JULY 2012: "Terres de Memoire" is number One on Tripadvisor in AMIENS
APRIL 2012: "Terres de Memoire" is proud to organise the Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize Tour for South Australia since 2009
Terres de Memoire is a French company specialising in First World War Battlefield Tours We are based in the historic town of Péronne at the heart of the Somme Battlefields.
Run by a passionate Great War enthusiast, Sylvestre Bresson, Terres de Memoire is already highly regarded for the quality of its visits. We take pride in using only local guides who are not only extremely knowledgeable about their subject but also the local culture.
Naturally, Terres de Memoire is a fully certified and registered company complying to the strict French legislation.
|Aspiring to always conduct our tours with respect and dignity a guided tour with Terres de Memoire is always a very moving experience.
The Terres de Memoire team has forged a solid reputation for the organisation and preparation of our guided tours – our aim is to always offer a service of quality. We are always available to help and advise with your preparations – please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Our individual tours are kept to small groups this means that we can leave the beaten track and explore other areas, we can certainly fit plenty into a day and we will do our utmost to make sure any private requests ( for cemeteries or memorials, etc.) are met. We fully understand and respect the importance of making a visit to a family member’s grave and will make this our priority for the tour*.
Our Day Tours generally start and finish in AMIENS. This is a very convenient one hour train trip from Paris with trains running frequently.
All of our vehicles are comfortable, top-of the range, air-conditioned vehicles: our exclusive partner is MERCEDES-BENZ
This One Day Somme Tour visits Villers-Bretonneux Pozières, Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel and many other sites depending on demand.
…but for those who have more time why not stay over-night in the charming city of Amiens? Amiens makes a wonderful base with the direct train service, good hotels & restaurants, its architecture and the magnificent Gothic Cathedral (UNESCO World heritage listed)
A second day could then be spent with us heading north and visiting the Fromelles Battlefield, the new cemetery at Pheasant Wood and the Arras & Bullecourt Battlefields, Vimy ridge. This tour finishes at YPRES in Belgium.
We can also provide Private Tours which is a very convenient way of visiting the Battlefields - Either to follow a normal itinerary, but with the privacy and comfort of having your own personal guide and vehicle, or to enable you to visit or spend more time in areas of specific interest to you. Terres de Memoire can also help you plan this tailor made visit.
Terres de Memoire also organises tours for VIP visitors, official delegation, embassy, etc...
Please contact Estelle for more information about any of our tours.
*Please bear in mind that the Western Front is a vast area and we can only visit the cemeteries which are a reasonable distance from the original itinerary and on prior request.
Somme, Artois and Flanders Battlefields
Day Tours of the Somme 1916 & 1918 Battlefields including Villers Bretonneux, Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel & Pozières
Two Day Tours or Private Tours including Fromelles, Arras & Vimy ridge and the Ypres Battlefields
More details on our Western Front Tours...
Don't hesitate to read our testimonials and find more about us on Tripadvisor !
Visiting the Battlefields of the Western front – the Somme, Arras & Artois, Ypres & Flanders – is a very moving experience. The many cemeteries and memorials are permanent reminders of the sacrifice of our men. To be able to tour these places – the Thiepval Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, Pozières, Vimy Ridge, Fromelles, The Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, etc, - with an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate guide can make the experience truly exceptional.